Audi A4 Keep The Traditional Design for 2015


For the Audi company, the A4 is the fundamental “striking force” in the market. Still it was not so – this model of D-class, more precisely its premium segment, accounts for over 30% of the total number of sales of this brand in the world. In 2007, at the International Frankfurt Motor Show premiere of the sedan Audi A4 with the B8 index. End of 2011 marked the entry on the market of the updated model, which to its index was designated FL (facelift).

Business Style

Sedan Audi A4 can not be attributed to the category of trendy gadgets. Here, on the contrary, the four rings from Ingolstadt have long been a sign of exemplary business style. The car looks both elegant and strict, besides there are notes of certain sportiness. Looking at the A4, you immediately realize that this is Audi, here the main thing is not to confuse it with some of the older models.

The interior of the car is distinguished by excellent ergonomics, functionality, high quality of used materials and level of equipment. In the A4 you can find leather, wood and aluminum. Inside the German sedan, luxury reigns, as it is supposed to be a premium model. The architecture of the front panel, turning into a tall tunnel, looks monumental. The center console is slightly turned towards the driver, hinting that it is he who is the main in the car. At its top is the Audi multimedia interface with a 7-inch high-resolution display. Below is the place for ventilation deflectors, audio control units and air conditioner. In general, everything is thought through to the smallest detail and performed at the highest level.

For the Audi A4 there are four types of seats available, but each of them is as if cut into shape, have excellent lateral support and a lot of adjustments, among which is a movable popliteal roller. The comfort in the front seats of the sedan will be able to riders of any complexity. The rear seat has three head restraints and three seat belts, but only two passengers can comfortably sit on it. The reason for this is the too high transmission tunnel, which discomforts the legs of the person sitting in the middle, and the cushion in this place is harsh. But two riders the second row of seats takes with all the hospitality, separating a sufficient supply of space in all directions and a high level of comfort.

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Predatory Styling

The most noticeable part of the front is the design of lighting equipment. It strikes the eye with an effective LED “light strip”, which repeats the contour of the headlamp, thereby giving the appearance of a certain aggression. In addition, we can mention the company’s trapezoidal radiator grille with a few beveled upper edges and a bumper with integrated fog lights. All this in the aggregate gives the car a pretty predatory look.

The back of the car is made according to all the canons of Audi’s corporate design, and it stands out with lanterns with smooth outlines and LED “stuffing”, and twin nozzles of the exhaust system. The external dimensions of the three-compartment model are 185″ in length, 56.1″ in height and 71.8″ in width (taking into account the side mirrors – 80.3″). The wheelbase at the German model reads 2808 mm, and the ground clearance (ground clearance) – 5.3″.

Clear lines create a classic and elegant silhouette. Thanks to the “shoulder” line, the elongated hood and energetic body contours the sporting character of A4. Well, alloy wheels with a diameter of 16, 17 or 18 inches make the appearance of the sedan complete. The back of the car is made according to all the canons of Audi’s corporate design, and it stands out with lanterns with smooth outlines and LED “stuffing”, and twin nozzles of the exhaust system.

Wider Engine Range

The initial petrol engine has a volume of 1.8 liters and is equipped with turbocharging and direct fuel injection. Depending on the level of forcing, it generates 120 horsepower and 230 Nm of torque or 170 “horses” and 236 ft lb respectively. The motor is combined with a 6-speed manual or Multitronic variator. With a more powerful unit, a proprietary all-wheel drive quattro system is also installed. The 120-hp sedan accelerates to the first hundred in 10.5 seconds, and its capabilities are limited at around 124 MPH.

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Next comes the 2.0-liter “turbo-quater” with a power of 225 horsepower, which develops 258 ft lb of peak thrust. In the tandem to this motor is offered a 6-speed manual, a multitronic variator or a 7-band robotic S tronic with a pair of clutches. The acceleration of such a car from 0 to 100 km / h varies from 6.4 to 6.9 seconds, and the “maximum” is limited to electronics at 155 MPH.

The flagship is the 3.0-liter V6, giving out 272 “horses” and 295 ft lb of torque. He relies exclusively on the 7-speed S tronic box and all-wheel drive quattro. Such an Audi A4 “fires” from its place to the first hundred in 5.4 seconds, and its top speed is limited to 155 MPH.

Now about the diesels. “Junior” is a four-cylinder turbo engine in volume of 2.0 liters with a output of 150 horsepower and 236 ft lb. To help him set the infinitely variable multitronic and front-wheel drive. Impressive dynamic and high-speed characteristics of this engine should not wait – a 150-hp car accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 9.1 seconds and gains the maximum possible speed of 130 MPH.

The role of the medium is performed by a four-cylinder turbo unit with direct injection of fuel. At a power of 177 forces, its limit torque is set at 280 ft lb. Exercise to recruit the first hundred such a sedan does in 7.9 seconds, and its peak speed is 137 MPH.

The “senior” is a 3.0-liter turbodiesel with six V-shaped cylinders. Its power is 245 “horses”, and the maximum torque is 368 ft lb. It works together with a 7-speed S tronic and all-wheel drive transmission quattro. This amount of horsepower provides excellent dynamics – 5.9 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h, as well as a speed of 155 MPH.
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